£210,000-a-week striker signed new contract with Man United

The Red Devils striker Edinson Cavani has signed a one-year deal, extending his stay at the club till the end of the 2021/22 campaign, Man United have confirmed on their official website. Uruguay international arrived at the Old Trafford only last summer, signing on a free transfer after his deal with French champions PSG had run down.

A deadline day arrival, there had been quite a few who saw the transfer as a desperate move by Red Devils. However, Cavani has proved the detractors wrong and has done so in style.

Indeed, Edinson has already scored 15 goals for Red Devils in his debut season in England, playing a crucial role in the club’s rise to the second spot in the PL as well as their run to the finals of the UEL. Given that the 34-year-old had signed on just a one-year deal, there had been intense speculations over his future beyond the current season.

And, the Uruguayan centre-forward has decided to put those rumours to bed by putting pen to paper on a new one-year deal with Man United, thus extending his stay at M16 till the summer of 2022

The Norwegian manager, who was intent on holding on to the centre-forward for another year, was delighted by the announcement and said: “Edinson is one of the last to leave the training ground and sets the tone for the upcoming youngsters with his approach to his profession every single day.”

“I have always wanted him to stay and experience the way our fans will respond to him as a player, and this means he will hopefully get that opportunity.”